The living, breathing birthplace of inspiration for nearly every fashion magazine you've ever picked up, Milan is the sophisticated, industrious stepsister of Florence and Rome: effortlessly a top global trend-setter not afraid to roll up its sleeves.
A premier pinpoint on the map for travel and international expos, Milan is the leading financial and commercial center of Italy and a global superpower in design, business, and media. When in the multicultural mirage of Italy's central north, find yourself in the company of grandiose Gothic architecture, perusing a seemingly-endless shopping district or seated before the best risotto in the world.
The forgotten story of Leonardo da Vinci’s Vineyard dates back to 1495 when Ludovico “Il Moro” Duke of Milan commissioned The Last Supper mural for the Santa Maria Delle Grazie Cathedral. Three years later, Ludovico gifted Leonardo 16 rows of his vineyard at Atellani House which would become his Milanese haven and a historical site closed to the public until 2015.
Though no longer run by Aimo and Nadia, their culinary vision, namesake, and two Michelin stars have been kept alive and even revitalized by their daughter, Nadia, and chefs Alessandro Negrini and Fabio Pisani. The two invest immense care in each dish, harnessing the origins and primal flavors of natural foods to rekindle the boldness and sensitivity of modern Italian cuisine.
In the romantic Brera District, with its winding streets and charming architecture, Olfattorio Bar à Parfums welcomes visitors inside its Olfactory spaces to personalize their own perfumes. A tribute to the culture of fragrances and how we experience them, curating a signature scent is an intimate artistic experience not to be missed, especially when in Milano.